Sue Gunzburger

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    April 24, 2013

    Broward 911: Emergency Help Needs More Help

    County leaders declared victory yesterday when Commissioner Sue Gunzburger changed her vote and agreed to a system for funding an emergency calling system. Problem is, repeatedly over the years, studies have shown these systems don't live up to what they need to be. "There is no consistency in tra ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Occupy Fort Lauderdale Getting Kicked Off of City Hall Property

    ​According to a communique received from a protester with Occupy Fort Lauderdale, the group will be kicked off of City Hall property (100 N. Andrews Ave.) at 5 p.m. today. The Occupiers find it reprehensible that the city would do such a thing on Thanksgiving Eve, when most people are busy with ho ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    John Rodstrom Becomes New Broward Mayor; Kristin Jacobs Gets the Upgrade to Vice Mayor

    Broward Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs (left) and Mayor John Rodstrom.​The Broward Commission voted unanimously to pick Vice Mayor John Rodstrom as the new Broward Mayor, replacing Sue Gunzburger to begin his one-year term.Kristin Jacobs' path to becoming the new vice mayor wasn't exactly a shoe-in. Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Broward Commission Rejects One Proposal Requiring Permits for "Expressive Activities"

    ​The Broward Commission unanimously voted down a draft ordinance proposed by County Administrator Bertha Henry to require people to apply for and obtain permits to engage in "expressive activities" at county facilities -- a mandate that many members of the public see as a stab at the First Ame ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Broward Mayor Sue Gunzburger Proclaims October 22 "Occupy Fort Lauderdale Day"

    The mayor and the angry mob.​Broward County Mayor Sue Gunzburger -- without any great objection from her fellow commissioners -- has issued a proclamation declaring this Saturday "Occupy Fort Lauderdale Day" and "encourag[ing] all Broward residents to work together to bring about a stronger, bette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Here's a Rare Headline: A Broward Politician Makes a Good, Ethical Call and Cancels the Mayor's Gala

    Feel free to drop a donation in the bucket.​It's not often that the Pulp mentions Broward politics with a reference to an ethical decision. It's even rarer when mentioning the county mayor's office, which has seemed like a magnet for corruption the past couple of terms. Add Sue Gunzburger's name t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Rise of Anonymous: Former Tallahassee Staffer Tells of Lying, Cheating, and Stealing at Capitol

    Coming up on April 15 is a local conference on political corruption that will have among its speakers dubious former state Sen. Steve Geller, Broward County Judge Ken "Mr. JenJen" Gottlieb, and lobbyist/fake ethics champion Norm Ostrau.With folks like that on board, there should be no shortage of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Steve Geller: Will He Get His Fingers in Sunrise?

    Daily BreezeWild art: Millions of dead sardines turned up in Redondo Beach today. Suspected cause: Winds drove them into small areas where they basically smothered each other. ​Who wants to be the new Sunrise city attorney?Well, there are a few interesting applicants among the dozen or so in the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    UPDATED: Your Property Appraiser Loves Allen West and Ain't Afraid to Tweet It

    Bob Wolfe​What do the people in charge of your property taxes do in their free time? One Broward property appraiser likes to tweet right-wing talking points, including his love for Allen West and Ronald Reagan.Juice reader Seth Platt noticed that some of Deputy Property Appraiser Bob Wolfe's tweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Super Bowl Tax Is Anti-American

    Wild Art: Rick Scott's inauguration yesterday (Lisa Macci/Facebook) ​ -- After the post on Sheriff Al Lamberti's taking of liberties with official Super Bowl credentials to get his son into the game, the South Florida Times has come out with a report on a "secret" Super Bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Republican Commissioner Putting Criminals Back on the Streets!

    Chip LaMarca is the only Republican on the Broward County Board of Commissioners, so you might think he would be the last one to spearhead a move to literally unleash known violent criminals back on our neighborhoods. But LaMarca was behind the undoing of the doggy death pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    A Mayor Named Sue

    They just voted Sue Gunzburger the new Broward mayor to replace Ken Keechl. Hey, it was her turn. Commissioner Kristin Jacobs made a very lame motion for Gunzburger, saying that "when each jewel is allowed to shine, the whole crown shines." Yuck. Out with the old, in with the ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    A High Schooler's Guide to Broward County Commission Politics

    Photo: C. StilesKristin Jacobs had a score to settle with Sue Gunzburger.​I know that sometimes the politics behind Broward County Commission decisions can seem complex, but trust me: Anyone who has been to high school can understand the social dynamics at work on the county's legislative body.The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Despite Her "Yes" Vote, Sue Gunzburger Urges "No" Vote on Ethics Referendum

    Gunzburger​By next week, Broward County will be ruled by a new code of ethics thanks to a unanimous vote this past week by the county's commission. But commissioners followed up that vote by moving to place a referendum on the ballot that, if passed, would significantly weaken ethical reform.Now B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Sue Gunzburger on Criticism From Fellow Commissioners: I'm Not Running for Miss Congeniality

    Photo: C. StilesSue Gunzburger caught flack from her commission colleagues last night but has no regrets.​In an email that Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger sent to campaign supporters late last night, she cheered the passage of an ethics reform package at a meeting just hours before and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Honey, I Rigged the Vote (Part II): With Wasserman-Rubin Charged, Time to Revisit the Juice's Corrupt Couples Watch-List

    ​Way back in October, this blog used the Tom Ridge terrorist threat chart to rank Broward County's power couples according to the threat they posed to the integrity of local government. The duo of Richard Rubin and Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin posed an "elevated" risk of committing corruptio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Morning Juice: Geller Denies Role in Gunzburger Investigation; Gallagher Off to Prison

    ​A look at what's happening in South Florida this Friday morning:On the same day that Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger accused her opponent, Steve Geller, of a dirty campaign trick, Geller admitted having "a number of conversations" with Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, whose office is inves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Sue Gunzburger Throws Down Gauntlet: "What Are You Waiting for Sheriff Lamberti?"

    Photo: Gunzburger campaignGunzburger (in blue) says, "Bring it on!"​Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger is taking the fight to Broward Sheriff's Office. A day after a press conference in which she accused Sheriff Al Lamberti of a political motive in launching a corruption investigation agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Morning Juice: Mortgage Fraud Ring Busts Cops, Lawyer; Gunzburger Calls Investigation a "Dirty Trick"

    ​Thursday's local news roundup:Three officers with the Plantation Police Department have been arrested, along with a Lauderhill cop and an FBI agent, based on an undercover investigation that they conspired in a mortgage fraud scheme. Also arrested was Steven Stoll, who with his wife, Rebecca, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Sue Gunzburger Ensnared by Corruption Probe

    Photo: C.StilesSue Gunzburger​The Broward Sheriff's Office is getting mighty ambitious with its corruption investigation. The Sun-Sentinel is reporting that County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger is a target of agency investigators who are looking at deals that her husband's company made with Broward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Morning Juice: Lamberti Stung by Minority Report; Miami Archdiocese Installs New Leader

    ​The news in Broward and Palm Beach this Tuesday morning:An internal report concludes that Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti's agency has neglected measures meant to increase diversity. The sheriff is already being criticized for steering layoffs toward jail staff, which is dominated by minority deputie ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Morning Juice: Nova Professor Murdered in Home; FBI Agent Shows Salesman the Money

    ​The news in Broward and Palm Beach:A Nova Southeastern University science professor is believed to be dead following a home invasion early Tuesday morning. Police say a man and his wife were tied up by an intruder, who shot the man -- believed to be homeowner Joseph Morrissey -- and then set the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Dubious Port Tank Deal A Bernie Friedman Special?

    A county selection committee today chose a Brazillian firm called Cepemar Environmental Services to take over the tank field at Port Everglades. It's a big deal -- and already reeks of undue influence by a key lobbyist.      The firm, represented by lobbyist Bernie Friedma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Steve Geller, You Dog

    Former state Sen. Steven Geller is currently running for a seat on the Broward County Commission against incumbent Sue Gunzburger.           I just want to tell him to save his breath. He should quietly exit local politics stage left. Now. If he doesn't, the count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Sarcastic Sue Snaps At Constituents

    Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger paints herself as an up-front ethics guru, but when a well-known activist asked her to incorporate federal standards into our corrupt county's code, all Gunzburger showed was her backside. Gunzburger (left) with Ilene Lieber ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008
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    January 15, 2008
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    December 18, 2007
  • News

    August 23, 2007

    C'mon, Get Happy

    Does Mayor Jim Naugle still know Fort Lauderdale?

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Politicians Feed At Super Trough

    The Miami Herald had a nice scoop today about the NFL offering local politicians Super Bowl tickets at their $600 or $700 face value. A lot of them -- including Broward County Commissioners Sue Gunzburger, Stacy Ritter, John Rodstrom, and Diana Wasserman-Rubin -- took advantage of the offer. Josephu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2006

    Toppling the Tower of Babble

    There's been a lot of controversy lately regarding the New Times' takeover of the Village Voice and the resulting carnage at the legendary weekly in New York. Blood has been spilled, great reporters have left or been fired, a lot of people are concerned. I don't pretend to understand what's happen ... More >>

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    April 5, 2006

    Amy Rose Strikes Back

    Rose Honored By Commissioners Gunzburger and Wasserman-Rubin In response to a bit of snark, State House candidate Amy Rose provides the Pulp a rather involved response to my suggestion that we keep the eye on her. Why? She's running for the District 95 seat against Jim Waldman at the same time she's ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Gunz for Hire

    Ron Gunzburger — public employee, power blogger — can't stay put, politically

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 4

    She visited Hollywood the same day as the developer. Now residents fear for their homes.

  • Culture

    August 14, 2003

    Plop Art

    When politicians and bureaucrats play curator, the art stinks

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Out of Touch

    You press the screen. The machine tells you that your vote has been counted. But how can you be sure?

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    No More Mr. Mean Guy

    After years of playing political hardball, Ron Gunzburger says he wants to take a softer approach with his nationally known Website

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Maurie, We Hardly Know Ye

    Grant-writer Maurice Connell has become a well-paid institution in Hollywood. How? The politics of power and money.